CELOSIA plumosa Lilliput Scarlet Feather

SKU: F 456
Stock: In Stock

Family: Amaranthaceae
Characteristics: Annual 50-60 cm

Seeds per packet: Appox. 700
Seed per gram: Approx. 1,500
Gram per m0.5g

$4.50 AUD Excl. GST

The rich scarlet plumes of this Celosia look amazing in a garden beds, container garden and mass planting. The plumes stand tall above the leaves on stalks that reach up to 60 cm in height.

They serve as excellent cut flowers, sure to add a splash of color to any vase arrangement.

Celosia is easy to grow from seed and adds a vibrant pop of colour to various settings such as beds, borders, and larger mass plantings.
They make an excellent cut flowers that are guaranteed to brighten up any floral vase display. Can also be used as dried flowers. To dry Celosia flowers, cut the stems and hang them upside down.

The leaves of this plant are edible and have a spinach-like taste while the plant is young but after flowering, the leaves turn bitter.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position, richer soils produce better blooms.

Celosia is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. They are commonly known as woolflowers or if the flower heads are crested, cockscombs. They are also all great for attracting benificial insects to the garden.

The main Celosia in cultivation:

Celosia argentea var. cristata: (Crested Celosia or Cockscomb): This variety is brightly coloured mainly in shades of red, yellow, orange and pink growing 30-90 cm tall.
Celosia argentea var. plumosa: (Feather Celosia or Plumed Celosia): This variety has flame-shaped or plume-like flowers that stand upright on the plant growing 20-60 cm tall.
Celosia argentea var. spicata: The flowers are usually pink, red, or purple growing 30-90 cm tall.

A warm season plant that is also well suited ideal to the tropical and subtropical areas.
Occurs naturally in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

A warm seed plant.
Celosia seed in best sown directly in the growing postion. 

  1. Best sown 2-3 mm directly where they are to grow.
  2. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle.
  3. If mass planting as a meadow scatter seeds and rake over at a rate of 0.5g per m2

Tropical: August to April.
Temperate: August to December.
Cold: October to December.

Germination: 7-14 days @ 21-28°C

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.

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